A large flower arrangement doesn’t have to be expensive or hard to make. I will show you how to create one in just a few simple steps.
If you are looking for a way to spruce up your home décor without spending a fortune, this easy large flower arrangement is perfect for you! You can create a beautiful display that will add some glamour to any space. So let’s get creative and have fun!
Large flower arrangements have always been impressive to me. Whether I have seen them at an event, a hotel, or a restaurant, they make a huge statement with their presence.
I have always assumed that these arrangements were difficult, complicated, and florist-only turf. It definitely would be rude of me to poke around an arrangement to understand how it was created, so I decided to just give it a try and see what I could do on my own.
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Basics for a Large Flower Arrangement
For this project, I wanted to be able to repurpose what I already had, and not buy anything new for this project. I keep wet floral foam bricks on hand. I usually use them at the bottom of a vase to help the flowers hold moisture, but for this project, I am going to use them a little bit differently.
Anytime you are working with flowers, you need a good pair of clippers so that you don’t ruin your scissors. I may or may not know that from personal experience, haha!
How Many Flowers Do You Need to Create this Large Arrangement?
I went shopping for flowers at my favorite local grocery market, Trader Joe’s. Their flower selection and prices are incredible. Each morning they get a fresh shipment of flowers, so I was there at 8:00 am when they opened.
They had some beautiful dark pink roses, so I got two dozen of those. The roses have good strong stems that will be able to create the structure for the arrangement.
The tulip selection was quite fantastic. They had a rainbow of colors to choose from, so I got pink, darker pink, and orange. Each of the tulip bunches contained 18 tulips so I got one each of the pink and darker pink tulips and two bunches of the orange tulips. I chose tulips because they have a lovely drapey quality to them that I thought would be perfect for this large arrangement.
Next, I had to decide on filler flowers. These are the flowers that augment the colors of the arrangement and fill in spaces to create a full arrangement. I chose one bunch (10 stems) of orange alstroemeria and three bunches of gerbera daisies, pink, light pink, and darker pink. Each bunch had 10 stems.
I also got two bunches of seeded eucalyptus in case I needed additional filler.
- 2 Dozen Dark Pink Roses
- 1 Bunch (18) Pink Tulips
- 1 Bunch (18) Darker Pink Tulips
- 2 Bunches (36) Orange Tulips
- 1 Bunch (10) Orange Alstroemeria
- 3 Bunches (30) Gerbera Daisies
- 2 Bunches Seeded Eucalyptus
Tips I Use When Arranging Flowers
A couple of tips that I use for every floral arrangement I make:
- Always give your stems a fresh snip before arranging them. I read once that you should always cut stems at a 45-degree angle. The reason for this is that it increases the surface area of the stem so that the flower can absorb more water.
- Strip/cut/pull extra leaves. The arrangement is about the flowers, leaves tend to clutter up the arrangement.
- For roses, I always pull a few of the outer petals. These are known as guard petals. You know the ones I am talking about, they are a little wilted, maybe even brown and crinkled. This will help your roses stay fresh longer.
What You Need to Make A Large Arrangement
I chose a silver trophy-like vase to make this arrangement in. It was important to use a vessel that was deep enough to hold the bottom of a floral foam brick securely, while also extending out of the vase to create height. I also felt it would sufficiently hold the weight of the arrangement, once it was done.
Begin by soaking your floral foam brick so that it is holding a good amount of water. Floral foam bricks are really important to both keep your arrangement alive longer, but also to help provide structure to your arrangement. I used wet floral foam bricks because they absorb water. If you haven’t purchased these before, make sure you get wet or wet/dry. There are also dry foam bricks, those are for artificial flowers.
Once the floral foam brick was good and wet, I popped it into the vase. The brick was a perfect size, a little less than half of the brick nestled into the bottom of the vase leaving a little more than half sticking up out of the vase.
Adding the Roses
I started with the roses. They have the strongest and longest stems. I added them in equal amounts on each side of the foam brick as well as to the top of the brick. Honestly, at this point, I was really excited that this plan I had cooked up in my head might actually work!
Adding the Tulips
Next, I added the tulips. Tulips are a little tricky because their stems are not as strong as some other flowers, so when inserting the tulip stems into the floral foam, I held the stems very close to their ends and guided them into the foam. I was careful to add the tulips evenly on all sides, including the top.
Once all of the pink and darker pink tulips had been added, I began adding the orange tulips. There is something almost magical about pink and orange together. They are beautiful partners together, each complimenting the other while also allowing them to shine on their own.
Adding the Final Flowers
Once the roses and tulips were in, I began to fill in the gaps closer to the floral foam with the gerbera daisies and alstroemeria. This was a little bit tricky getting my hand in near the foam to secure the stems, but I really wanted the flowers to shine and use very little greenery.
Lastly, I added a few springs of the seeded eucalyptus to fill some bald spots.
A Large Flower Arrangement
I am really happy with the way this large arrangement turned out. This really was very easy to create and is a project that I think anyone can be successful at. Large flower arrangements don’t have to be difficult. With the right tools and a little bit of practice, you can create beautiful displays that will wow your guests. I hope that this blog post has inspired you to create a large flower arrangement project of your own. Get creative and start arranging those flowers!
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